Toddler stable after being struck by car in NE Portland driveway


PPB: Uncle accidentally struck girl while backing out

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The condition of a 15-month-old girl struck by a car backing out of a Northeast Portland driveway has stabilized, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

The toddler had been fighting for her life in a hospital following the incident that took place in the 2200 block of NE 81st Avenue Friday afternoon.

Investigators said the girl’s uncle was backing out of the driveway and did not see her at the time of the collision. The man was evaluated and showed no signs of impairment, according to PPB.

The investigation remains open but charges are not expected. Police did not give a timetable for when the girl would be released from the hospital.

PPB said Saturday’s collision was the 27th time this year PPBs Major Crash Team has been activated.

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